Hollister Coach Crosses the Lake to Return “Home”

There has never been Hollister football without Jacob Hamon.   He has been there from the beginning.   After graduating from Evangel in 2008, he was hired as part of Kevin Roepke’s original staff.  He has served as the Tigers head coach since 2014.

Long before he roamed the sidelines wearing Hollister, blue and white,  he was an all-state player for Steve Hancock and Ron Martin at Branson.  By almost any accounts he is still one of the best defenders to ever put on a Pirates uniform.

Next season, he will once again put on the red and black of the Branson Pirates.  This time it will be a coaches shirt.

He has resigned his post leading the Tiger football program and has accepted an assistant coaching position on Anthony Hays’ staff.  It is thought he will be working with the defensive line.  He will also be teaching at the Jr High.

The Branson school board approved the hiring at its meeting on Thursday Night and on Friday morning, Coach Hamon had the conversation with his Hollister team and let them know that he is leaving.

Hollister was 2-8 this past season but they are only a year removed from going 5-5 with what was probably the best team in the programs history.

Hamon during a practice

Hamon speaking at a player signing

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